Juvenile justice reform often focuses on changing a system in which the majority of delinquents are boys. But how do courts and community providers address the needs of girls?
This hour, we find out what advocates have learned from a new report on girls in Connecticut's juvenile justice system.
Later, we also check in with Chief State’s Attorney Kevin Kane. Have recent reforms “emboldened juveniles” to take advantage of the state’s justice system?
Kane says yes. The public defender’s office disagrees.
Coming up, we hear both sides and take your calls, tweets, and emails.
The Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance will host Voice and Choice for Girls in Connecticut's Juvenile Justice System on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at the Capitol Building. For more information, click here.
Voice and Choice for Girls in Connecticut’s Juvenile Justice System
- Abby Anderson - Executive Director of the Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance
- Francine Sherman - Clinical Professor at Boston College Law School
- Iliana Pujols - Young woman with experience in Connecticut’s juvenile justice system
- Kevin Kane - Connecticut's Chief State’s Attorney
- Chris Rapillo - Acting Deputy Chief Public Defender at Connecticut's Office of the Public Defender
Chion Wolf contributed to this show.